Benefits of Omega 3
Posted on November 05 2014
Omega 3 for Skin – Contrary to what conventional doctors and dermatologists may believe- it is true that nutrition and supplements can play a critical role in your skin’s health.
All skin conditions can be affected by Omega 3 acne, rosacea, psorasis and dry/flakey skin. Your diet and what goes in your mouth does have an effect on your skin. It is vital for everyone to eat foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids on a daily basis.
Skin is the largest organ and is often the first visual indicator of EFAD (Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency). EPA and DHA (both Omega 3 EFA in fish oil, as well as GLA- the EFA found in Evening Primrose oils) are crucial for skin health and functioning.
Omega 3 fatty acids are derived from linolenic acid.
Signs and Symptoms of an Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency:
Small bumps on back of upper arms
Brittle/dry unruly hair
Patchy/dull/ grey looking sallow skin
Dull/ slow growing fingernails
Congested, bumpy skin
Daily EFA supplements will usually show a dramatic improvement to symptoms within a few short weeks!
Our modern diet tends to be unbalanced in EFA, as processed foods are becoming more readily available and the benefits of Omega 3 are huge for general health and well being, cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory- decreasing inflammation, healing and hydrating the skin, protecting against free radicals, supporting a clear complexion and smoother younger looking skin.
The benefits go far beyond the heart!
Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in cold water fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, black cod, flaxseed oil (great used as a salad dressing) walnuts, soybeans and wheatgerm.
Omega 3 6 9 can be found in one formulation as a great skin supplement if you are lacking Omega in your diet, or don’t forget your daily fish oils- ask at your local health food store for the best formulation and lets work on the skin from the inside- out!